SLTRIB - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SLTRIB News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Utahns coming to accept the inevitability of same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58318226-82/marriage-sex-com-legal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58318226-82/marriage-sex-com-legal.html.csp">Editorial: Utahns coming to accept the inevitability of same-sex marriage</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T21:00:15.655-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even Utahns who do not favor expanding the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples recognize that the day is coming when that is exactly what will happen. This growing realization, if not total acceptance, of the judicial tidal wave of support for same-sex marriage is another reason why the lawyers representing the state of Utah in defense of its Amendment 3 should do everything they can to bring their obligatory defense of that law to a quick end. One such step would be to giv...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318226@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:00:15 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - August 20, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58320052-227/shooting-hands-shoot-saltlakecity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58320052-227/shooting-hands-shoot-saltlakecity.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - August 20, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T22:59:02.854-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Gina Thayne, aunt of Dillon Taylor, speaks at a protest of police shootings, "Hands Up Don't Shoot," calling for justice for Dillon Taylor and Mike Brown, outside of the Federal Building in Salt Lake City, Wednesday August 20, 2014. Read more</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58320052@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:59:02 MDT Editorial: Utah School Board works for the public http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313830-82/public-board-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313830-82/public-board-state-utah.html.csp">Editorial: Utah School Board works for the public</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:20:46.698-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Members of the Utah State Board of Education are in charge of the state’s public schools. That means that everything they do is in the name of — and paid for by — the public. So it ought to go without saying that darn near everything board members do in their official capacity should be public. Sadly, someone had to say it. Happily, it was a member of the board, relative newcomer Terryl Warner of Hyrum, who spoke up the other day, calling out Board Chairman David Crandall and other members of t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313830@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:20:46 MDT Trib Talk: Gun rights and city hall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58318121-231/gun-rights-sltrib-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58318121-231/gun-rights-sltrib-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Gun rights and city hall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T22:04:45.722-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cities and towns across Utah are considering loosening their local gun laws, a move prompted by a national gun-rights group. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Second Amendment Foundation attorney Miko Tempski, Steve Gunn of the Gun Violence Prevention Center and Tribune government editor Dan Harrie join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the gun rights battle at the local level. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318121@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:04:45 MDT Letter: Guns poison any hope of a civil society http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313461-82/guns-gun-sltrib-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313461-82/guns-gun-sltrib-letter.html.csp">Letter: Guns poison any hope of a civil society</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.701-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stephen Van Dyke’s criticism (Public Forum, Aug. 10) of Ron Molen’s letter (Aug. 7) games the facts. The 100,000 dead and wounded each year mentioned by Molen breaks down accordingly: 13,000 homicides and 17,000 suicides or 30,000 dead and 70,000 wounded. These are general figures that stay consistent year after year according to public safety experts. Precise numbers would be available were it not for Republicans stopping the Centers for Disease Control from collecting vital gun violence data t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313461@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT Letter: When justice is not served http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314416-82/harlins-king-owner-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314416-82/harlins-king-owner-sltrib.html.csp">Letter: When justice is not served</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.748-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the wake of the officer shooting of Michael Brown, I was reminded of the incidents leading up to the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Many attribute that destruction to the videotape of the Rodney King beating (early 1991) and subsequent acquittals of the officers involved (April 1992). But in addition to Rodney King was Latasha Harlins. A couple of weeks after the Rodney King beating, a store owner shot and killed Harlins, who the store owner accused of stealing a bottle of orange juice. A scuffle en...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314416@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT Trib Talk: Ben McAdams on preschools, annexations, bike safety http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58313758-231/tribtalk-sltrib-county-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58313758-231/tribtalk-sltrib-county-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Ben McAdams on preschools, annexations, bike safety</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:45:49.094-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Consider this scenario: Government chips in with a group of private investors to fund a privately run social program, such as a school counseling center or a health clinic. If the program succeeds, government pays back the investors. If it fails, it’s like any risky proposition and they lose their investment. This new approach to public-private partnerships, called the “pay for success” model, has governments across the country — including Salt Lake County — experimenting with it, with promis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313758@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:45:49 MDT Salt Lake’s Weller Books Works marks 85 years of turning pages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58297137-223/weller-books-store-book.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58297137-223/weller-books-store-book.html.csp">Salt Lake’s Weller Books Works marks 85 years of turning pages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T20:27:50.496-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">To mark the Weller family’s 85th year of selling books in Salt Lake City, the independent store is planning a reading and open house on Saturday, Aug. 23. The store is continuing its “unrepentant bookselling,” despite all the naysayers who question the idea of brick-and-mortar stores in an online age. “What it comes down to is we still love what we’re doing, we still love this community, and we’re still unrepentant about that,” says book buyer Catherine Weller, who co-owns the store with her hus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297137@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:27:50 MDT Paul Rolly: Are you married? In Utah, it’s a multiple-choice question http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58312567-90/married-utah-according-beer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58312567-90/married-utah-according-beer.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Are you married? In Utah, it’s a multiple-choice question</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By paul rolly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T22:07:02.653-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sue Geary legally married Michele Page in Napa, Calif., last July. They also married Dec. 20 in Salt Lake City after Judge Robert Shelby deemed Utah’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Now, it’s unclear what their status is, so Geary has devised a new marital-status questionnaire for all government agencies to use on their forms. Marital status (check all that apply): • Single. • Divorced. • Widowed. • Married all of the time and everywhere. • Married all of the time somewhere else, but n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312567@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:07:02 MDT Utah football notes: Jackson Barton thinks he’ll redshirt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313316-89/tackle-defensive-shepard-barton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313316-89/tackle-defensive-shepard-barton.html.csp">Utah football notes: Jackson Barton thinks he’ll redshirt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Kyle GooN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:52:45.94-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This time last year, Jackson Barton was gearing up for a senior season in which he’d help lead Brighton to the 5A state championship game. Now he’s a true freshman tackle in the Pac-12, and it speaks volumes that the following may come as a surprise to some of you: He might not play this season. Barton was in the mix to start at right tackle heading into the final scrimmage in camp, but Monday’s depth chart shows sophomore J.J. Dielman No. 1 and sophomore Sam Tevi (until very recently, a defensi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313316@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:45 MDT UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp">UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:07:58.868-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Earlier this year, the Utah Transit Authority officially reported that General Manager Michael Allegra’s total 2013 compensation was $346,249. It turns out that was about $52,000 too low — because UTA had failed to include some retirement-pension benefits. His compensation really was $397,900, including all salary, bonuses, benefits and leave. Allegra was not alone. The UTA erroneously omitted reporting a combined total of $14.26 million in retirement benefits for all its employees — about a thi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310329@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:07:58 MDT School board to reconsider interim superintendent appointment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314306-78/board-superintendent-sltrib-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314306-78/board-superintendent-sltrib-meeting.html.csp">School board to reconsider interim superintendent appointment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T07:00:54.508-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Responding to concerns from at least one board member, the state school board will meet Thursday to vote on the appointment of an interim superintendent. Board leaders had appointed an interim superintendent more than a week ago to replace Martell Menlove, who will retire in coming weeks. But board member Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, wrote an email to fellow board members Sunday night saying the board’s own bylaws require that the full board be involved in such decisions in public meetings. She als...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314306@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:00:54 MDT Letter: Thoughtless imbecility of target shooters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303839-82/imbecility-lake-thoughtless-art.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303839-82/imbecility-lake-thoughtless-art.html.csp">Letter: Thoughtless imbecility of target shooters</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:28.713-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When I read in The Tribune that vandals in the Lake Mountains of Utah County had painted a dozen or more targets for large-caliber shooting near 1,000-year-old Fremont Indian rock art, I felt a surge of anger, all too familiar in the wake of the grinning Goblin topplers, at this latest example of thoughtless imbecility. I would not wish to suggest that everyone who owns a gun is stupid. I am, however, alarmed time and again by the number of stupid people who seem to own guns. Michele Margetts ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58303839@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:28 MDT Letter: With so many guns out there, police must be ready http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310565-82/police-enforcement-law-prepared.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310565-82/police-enforcement-law-prepared.html.csp">Letter: With so many guns out there, police must be ready</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:29.41-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I find it ironic that some people are concerned about the militarization of the police force. With the absence of real gun control in our country, what other responsible choice does law enforcement have but to be prepared to respond to situations involving people with automatic and other military grade weapons? Of course, it’s critical that the police use their power with discretion. However, I also don’t want the police to be ill-prepared when called upon to respond to domestic terrorism which ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310565@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:29 MDT Trib Talk: Is prison the solution? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58309995-231/tribtalk-prison-com-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58309995-231/tribtalk-prison-com-sltrib.html.csp">Trib Talk: Is prison the solution?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T12:41:09.873-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Non-violent offenders are filling Utah’s prison to the tune of 63 percent of new inmates, a trend that has lawmakers, attorneys, judges and corrections officials worried and wondering if sentencing guidelines really fit the crime. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Department of Corrections director Rollin Cook and Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice director Ron Gordon join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about some of the disconnects between crime and punishment in Utah and ways to fix t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309995@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:09 MDT Editorial: Koerber case leaves unanswered questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309041-82/case-koerber-prosecutors-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309041-82/case-koerber-prosecutors-judge.html.csp">Editorial: Koerber case leaves unanswered questions</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T12:17:38.77-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A week ago, businessman Rick Koerber stood accused of perpetrating one of the biggest frauds in Utah history, a Ponzi scheme that took $48 million from Utahns’ investment savings and retirement accounts. But by week’s end, Koerber was no longer criminally charged. It was a remarkable turn of events, made more so by the claims that followed U.S District Judge Clark Waddoups’ ruling. The judge dropped the case with prejudice, meaning the case can’t be refiled. But the ruling and accusations that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309041@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:17:38 MDT Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310176-90/com-court-gay-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310176-90/com-court-gay-marriage.html.csp">Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T07:33:42.021-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose gay marriage and believe the fight over the state’s ban deserves to be heard by the Supreme Court. At the same time, a majority believe the high court will reject the state’s arguments and legalize gay unions. Those are the contradictory findings of a statewide survey sponsored by Zions Bank and UtahPolicy.com, which comes after a string of court rulings have challenged gay marriage bans throughout the nation. The first of these rulings took place in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310176@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:33:42 MDT Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58304981-78/police-taylor-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58304981-78/police-taylor-lake-salt.html.csp">Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By harry stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T14:09:59.957-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 02:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Protesters lined the sidewalk across the street from Salt Lake City police headquarters Monday afternoon to express their outrage at a spate of recent police shootings of unarmed people. Among the demonstrators were friends of Dillon Taylor, the 20-year-old man who was shot dead by Salt Lake City police outside a 7-Eleven last Monday. Police were responding to a report of a man with a gun, but Taylor’s supporters say he was unarmed. “It didn’t make sense to me when I first heard everything, and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304981@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:09:59 MDT Here’s a fight club worth talking about, Utah Shakespeare says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58271787-223/fight-actors-says-shakespeare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58271787-223/fight-actors-says-shakespeare.html.csp">Here’s a fight club worth talking about, Utah Shakespeare says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T10:45:17.24-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sure, Shakespeare plays employ elevated language and explore big themes, but stage fights are one of the additional pleasures for actors and audiences alike. “It’s always great to have a sword in your hand or a dagger or a rapier, because we don’t do that anymore. Or I don’t do that anymore,” actor Jason Michael Spelbring says with a laugh. Staging fights adds another layer of storytelling to a show, and actors “learn the choreography, like you do a dance,” Spelbring says. This season, Spelbring...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271787@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:45:17 MDT Letter: Gun death data not hard to find http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300720-82/gun-data-deaths-dyke.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300720-82/gun-data-deaths-dyke.html.csp">Letter: Gun death data not hard to find</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.268-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Ron Molen (Aug. 7 letter) cited data on gun issues, Stephen Van Dyke (Aug. 10 letter) responded with a weird complaint that was essentially “Where did you get that crazy data?” Though Van Dyke failed to provide any data, only the opinion that it could not be. Such data is extremely easy to find. A web search gets to the Centers for Disease Control site, which reported 30,000 gun deaths per year and well over 70,000 ER visits per year related to gun violence. Private gun ownership is uniquel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300720@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT